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VMware ESX 3.5, Patch ESX350-201002401-SG: Updates Net-SNMP (1017660)

Details

Release Date: February 16, 2010

Download Size:
2.2MB
 
Download Filename:
ESX350-201002401-SG.zip
md5sum:
a91428cb6bc2da794f581aefd5eef010
Product Versions ESX 3.5
Build 226117
Patch Classification Security
Supersedes ESX350-200808405-SG
ESX350-200901409-SG
ESX350-200903228-UG
Requires
ESX350-200911202-UG
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot Required No
Host Reboot Required No
PRs Fixed 394016
Affected Hardware N/A
Affected Software N/A
RPMs Included

net-snmp
net-snmp-libs
net-snmp-utils

Related CVE Numbers
CVE-2008-4309
CVE-2009-1887
 

Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This patch updates the service console package for net-snmp, net-snmp-utils, and net-snmp-libs to version net-snmp-5.0.9-2.30E.28. This net-snmp update fixes a divide-by-zero flaw in the snmpd daemon. A remote attacker could issue a specially crafted GETBULK request that could cause the snmpd daemon to fail. This vulnerability was introduced by an incorrect fix for CVE-2008-4309.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-1887 to this issue.

Note
: After installing the patch ESX350-200901409-SG, running the snmpbulkwalk command with the parameter -CnX results in no output, and the snmpd daemon stops. This patch fixes the issue.

Deployment Considerations

None beyond the required patch bundles and reboot information listed in the table, above.

Patch Download and Installation

See the vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide for instructions on using Update Manager to download and install patches to automatically update ESX 3.5 hosts.
To update ESX 3.5 hosts without using Update Manager, download the most recent patch bundle from http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/vi3_patches_35.html and install the bundle using esxupdate from the command line of the host. For more information, see the ESX Server 3 Patch Management Guide.

 

Keywords

net-snmp,getbulk,CVE-2008-4309

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